JAMB Brochure For Music – Institutions, UTME Subjects & Requirements


This is JAMB brochure for Music under the of Faculty of Arts and Humanities. This brochure will guide you on institutions offering Music course in Nigeria,  UTME subject combination for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, A’level, ND, HND, NCE, requirements for Direct Entry candidates, and other necessary information.

Universities Offering Music Course In Nigeria

Here list of universities offering Music in Nigeria

  • Anambra State University
  • Babcock University
  • Bowen University
  • Delta State University
  • Godfrey Okoye University
  • Lagos State University
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Jos
  • University of Nigeria
  • University of Port-Harcourt
  • University of Uyo

O’Level Subject Subject Combination For Music Course

To study Music in any university in Nigeria, it is required to have Five SSCE credit passes in Arts/Social Science subjects.

Five SSCE credit passes including Music and English Language.

UTME Subjects Combination For Music Course

English Language is compulsory for all courses. The other three subjects required for Music under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in the institutions are: Any three Arts subjects.

Music, one other Arts subject plus any other subject.

Direct Entry Requirements for Music

Two ‘A’ level passes to include Music.


Waiver For UTME Candidates

(i) BU accepts Music Society of Nigeria’s Grade V Certificate, Trinity College of Music Grade V certificate and Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music Grade V Certificate and other Arts or Social Science subjects.

(ii) OAU and UI – Credit pass in Music is not compulsory.

(iii) UNIUYO does not insist on Credit pass in Music at SSCE. If a candidate earns a Grade V certificate in the Associated Board of Royal School of Music (ABRSM) Examination or Music Society of Nigeria (MUSON) Examination, it will be an added advantage.

(iv) UNIPORT accepts credit passes in English Language and any other four subjects (a credit pass in Music is an added advantage).

(v) UNIJOS requires five O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English and any Arts/Social Science subjects at not more than two sittings.

Waiver For Direct Entry Candidates

(i) UNIUYO accepts ND

(ii) UNN accepts:
a. for 3 Years Pass in NCE (single major), NCE (double major), and ND in music.

b. Music Society of Nigeria’s Grade V Certificate.

c. Trinity College of Music Grade V certificate

d. Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Grade V certificate.

e. For 2 Years NCE (Double Major in Music Education) not less than lower credit (Merit).

(ii) UNIPORT – No Direct Entry.

(iii) OAU accepts:
(a) NCE in Music (double major) merit above
(b) ABRSM Grade VIII Certificate
(c) Certificate in Music (Ife) or

(iv) LASU accepts:
(a) NCE (Music) with at least merit passes
(b) ND (Music/Music Technology)
(c) (a) – (c) in addition to five credit passes in O’ level at not more than two sittings to include English Language and any combination of Arts and Sciences.

(v) BU accepts A’ level pass in Mathematics or other Arts or Social Science subjects.

(vi) UI accepts:
a. ND / HND in Music from recognized institutions with a minimum of an upper credit will be admitted into the 200 level of study.
b. An ‘A’ Level pass in Music plus any other two ‘A’ Level subjects will be admitted into the 200 level of study.
c. NCE with major in Music and any other subject with a minimum of an upper credit or merit will be admitted into the 200 level of study.
d. Grade VIII Theory ABRSM or MUSON Certificate with any good HND or degree certificate will be admitted into the 200 level of study.

(vii) UNIJOS accepts MUSIC major in relevant fields such as Theatre Arts, ND I MUSIC at credit level or NCE Music Education at credit/merit level/JMB A’ level in Music in addition to O’ level requirement.

(viii) OAU accepts NCE in Music or ABRSM London (Grade VIII) or their equivalents


Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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